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Connie Jean Merwine

Connie Jean Merwine

also known as Connie J. Merwine, MHK Attorneys

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Alimony, Estate Planning, Family

About Me

Pennsylvania family law attorney Connie J. Merwine graduated with Highest Honors from Lehigh University in 1985 and received her law degree from Dickinson Law School in 1988, graduating summa cum laude and 2nd in her class. She published an article in the Dickinson Law Review and graduated as a member of the Honorary Society. During law school Attorney Merwine became a Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant and maintains that status today. She was awarded a Masters Degree in Taxation from Georgetown University, and thereafter was awarded a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts by University of Pennsylvania. Her education and experience give her a unique qualification to handle family law estate matters where protecting and administering assets are important.


Areas of Practice and Experience
Attorney Merwine has extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law: Divorce, Custody, Spousal Support, Alimony, Child Support, Adoptions and Protection from Abuse Actions; Will preparation and Estate planning, power of attorney preparation and all aspects of estate administration including preparation of the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return.


Family Law and Estate Planning & Administration
Family Law including Divorce, Custody, Support, Alimony, Adoptions, and Protection from Abuse Actions. Attorney Merwine has handled, reviewed, tried, and settled over 2000 family law matters during her 20 years of practice. The American Society of Legal Advocates recently selected Attorney Merwine as one of the Top 100 Family lawyers in the State of Pennsylvania for 2014. 


Estate Planning including Drafting of Estate documents in Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Estate Administration in Monroe County, Pike County, Carbon County, Lehigh County, and Northampton County. Again, Attorney Merwine's background in accounting and taxation gives her a unique qualification matched by few attorneys in Pennsylvania.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    27 years, 500 cases
  2. Alimony: 20%
    27 years, 200 cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    27 years, 200 cases
  4. Family: 10%
    27 years, 1.6 thousand cases
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    27 years, 700 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($255/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Charles R. Hofheimer

    As the c0-founder of the largest law firm in the country representing women only in divorce and custody, I consider Connie Merwine in my Top 5 family lawyers in America. She is, in my opinion, a true Legal Superstar and if you are looking for a family lawyer, you should run to her office before your spouse gets there. AND, I am totally serious !!

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    Charles Hofheimer Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua B. Goldberg

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Merwine is unique within her field, and I cannot think of a better specialist in Pennsylvania Family Law. I have been working with Attorney Merwine for several years, and I can only admire the effort and compassion she puts in to every case she is confronted with.

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    Joshua Goldberg Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

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501 New Broadheadsville.
Broadsheadsville, PA, 18353

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HC 89, Box 105 Route 940
Pocono Summit, PA, 18346

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831 Lehigh St.
Easton, PA, 18042

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211 W. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA, 18018

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811 Blakeslee Blvd. Dr. East
Lehighton, PA, 18235

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198808/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AVVO "Superb" RatingAVVO2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
License To Practice LawPennsylvania Bar Association1988
Merit Scholarship RecipientDickinson School of Law1985
National Honor SocietyPhi Beta Kappa1985
Law Day CompetitionMonroe County Court of Common Pleas1982
Co-CaptainPleasant Valley Girls Field Hockey1982
American Jurisprudence AwardLehigh University1982

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMHK Attorneys1997 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office Connie J. Merwine1990 - 1997
AttorneyLiverant Senft and Cohen1988 - 1990
Law ClerkCourt of Common Pleas, Monroe County Pa1987 - 1987
AccountantKirk Summa & Co1986 - 1988

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Penn State Law SchoolLaw Review1987 - 1988
Family Law ClinicLaw Clerk1987 - 1988
Phi Beta KappaN/A1987 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Anonymous v. Anonymous$2,200 per month in Alimony Pendente Lite
Jones v. JonesGrandmother received primary custody
Equitable asset distribution in a divorce60% of marital assets

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
What Every Pennsylvania Worker Needs To Know About Workers CompensationBook2011
10 Biggest Secrets to Winning Your Pennsylvania Car Accident CaseBook2011
What Every Woman in Pennsylvania Should Know About DivorceBook2011
The Men's Book: Divorce in PennsylvaniaBook2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PennsylvaniaWomen's StudiesMasters of Liberal Arts1998
Georgetown UniversityTaxationLLM1990
Dickinson Law SchoolLawLaw1988
Lehigh UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Pleasant Valley High SchoolN/Ahigh school diploma1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Second Saturday (c)Women's divorce seminar2011
Radio Show with Lynn and LauraWomen's Divorce2011
Morning MixWomen's Divorce2011
Live with Laurie and LynnWomen's Divorce2011
Estate TalkWills and Estates2008